No Filipinos hurt in Paris gas leak explosion –DFA

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A woman is evacuated by firefighters from an apartment after the explosion in central Paris on Saturday.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 13) — No Filipinos were hurt in a gas leak explosion in Paris on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a statement Sunday, the DFA said none of the four fatalities and the 50 injured in the incident was Filipino.

The blast occurred at a bakery ‪at 9 a.m.‬ local time, as over 200 firefighters were responding to reports of the leak. Two firefighters were among the fatalities.

The Philippine Embassy in Paris has extended its condolences to the families of the victims.

There are around 25,000 Filipinos in France, majority of them are in Paris.